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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
November 21, 2014 Fed directs review of its bank supervisionSource: USA Today
The Federal Reserve said Thursday it will conduct a review of how it supervises the largest U.S. banks following reports that the New York Fed is too cozy with the institutions it oversees and suppresses dissenting views.
November 21, 2014 SEC suspends stock trading in four firms developing Ebola productsSource: Boston Herald
The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday suspended trading in the stocks of four companies that it said claim to be developing products or services in response to the Ebola outbreak, citing a lack of publicly available...
November 20, 2014 Yellen Gets That Sinking Feeling Greenspan Once KnewSource: Bloomberg
Alan Greenspan couldn’t control long-term interest rates a decade ago, and bond investors are betting Janet Yellen’s luck will be no better.
Research & Insights
November 7, 2014 Man-made Global Warming is Worsening
politicalnews.me - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the new report from the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî is expected to make the strongest case yet for decisive action to curb greenhouse gas...
October 29, 2014 Gender Equality Gap Greatest in Islamic Countries, Survey Shows
CNS News - As a bloc, the Muslim worldâs showing in this yearâs âGlobal Gender Gapâ report, compiled by the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) and released on Tuesday, is even worse than in previous...
October 21, 2014 Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: StudySource: NBC News
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the...
Commentary & Opinion
November 18, 2014 The Anti-Obamacare FAQSource: Slate
Though the Affordable Care Act passed into law in 2010, conservatives continue to fight it at every opportunity: in the courts, in state legislatures, and in Congress. It’s a safe bet that as the race for the 2016 GOP...
November 17, 2014 Editorial: Pipeline undermines climate objectives
The Pitt News - At the summit, President Obama conveyed urgency to other nations regarding climate change â this came in the wake of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs (IPCC) report that...
November 14, 2014 How to Prepare for Obamacare's CollapseSource: Bloomberg
Fear of disruption has long dominated the politics of health care. People seem to have a strong, and reasonable, preference that their health-insurance arrangements not be up-ended by the ideological schemes of politicians.
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